Spain is a firm favourite with golfing enthusiasts, attracting thousands of golfers every year. Whatever your handicap, Spain is one of the best places to play your sport for many reasons; Spain offers a long golfing season due to its excellent weather conditions, there are over 300 courses with 16 rustic courses, travel to Spain is easy and there are lots of golf courses within a few miles of the international airports. On a holiday to Spain it is easy to combine a relaxing beach holiday, discovering the country’s rich heritage and of course your favourite sport.
Enjoy your sport whilst at the same time discovering Spain’s World Heritage Cities. You can play a round of golf at a course surrounded by mountains or with amazing sea views. Then you can wander along the streets that are crammed full of history before relaxing with some tradition Spanish cuisine. Cordoba, Segovia, Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela are perfect for a combined cultural and golfing break as all of these cities have a golf course nearby.
Combine a golfing holiday with some pampering at one of the hotel complexes that offer spa treatments with a golf course combined. You will be spoilt for choice from the Costa Brava to the Costa del Sol, the coastal regions of Valencia and Murcia and even the Balearics and the Canary Islands. Many of the hotel complexes now have their own golf courses or courses very close by.
A golfing holiday in the Canary Islands is possible at any time of the year. Courses offer amazing scenery including beaches, mountains, volcanic landscapes and nature reserves. Most courses are found on Tenerife and Gran Canaria but there are also courses on Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Gomera.
Alicante, on the east coast of Spain, is a golfer’s paradise. With 13 courses to suit all abilities, weather that enables you to play all round and a great choice of accommodation, what more could you ask for? All of the clubs in Alicante are close to each other which means you can play close to the main tourist area, next to the sea or among the forests and mountains which means that you won’t have to travel far to try the different courses.
Fancy something a bit different? Why not try one of the eco-friendly rustic courses. These courses have been created using the natural environmental elements with very little impact on the landscape. The ‘greens’ are made of sand, in the rough there are thickets and the grass is fed by rainwater. There are 16 rustic courses in Spain, some are 18-hole but most are 9-hole. You will find most of these rustic courses inland in places like Madrid, Castile-Leon, Castile-La Mancha, Barcelona and Huelva.